By Andrea Lucia


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GARLAND (CBS11) – A tornado picked up his truck and killed his passenger. Days later, Leo Mota, a father of four, remains on life support with a serious brain injury.

The owner of Leo’s Lawn Service, Mota called his wife Saturday to tell her he was headed home from work.

When he never arrived, his family went searching. It wasn’t until 7 o’clock the next morning, they learned he was at the Medical Center of Plano.

His employee, 17-year-old Jose Oviedo Juarez, had been thrown from the truck and died.

A spokesperson for the Mota family, Teresa Wisdom, said doctors haven’t had any good news for Mota’s wife, Maria.

“They’re wanting, you know… They’re just saying he’s in the same condition that he was when he got here. There’s been no improvement. So they’re letting her take her time with whatever she needs to do,” said Wisdom.

Mota’s wife did venture to a tow yard to see what remained of her husband’s truck.

The only thing she was able to salvage was his wedding ring, found lying in the wreckage.

Here is the family’s GoFundMe page.

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